Padella calibro 38
...e alla fine lo chiamarono Jerusalem l'implacabile (Italy) (alternative title)
Bratpfanne Kaliber 38 (West Germany)
Panhandle 38 (USA)
Panhandle Calibre 38 (undefined)
Digitmovies, in collaboration with gruppo Sugar, releases for the very first time on CD, the complete score in full stereo by Franco Micalizzi for the western movie "…E alla fine lo chiamarono Jerusalem l'implacabile" (aka "Padella calibro 38" - "Panhandle 38" – "Bratpfanne Kaliber 38") directed in 1972 by Toni Secchi (Antonio Secchi) and starring Scott Holden, Delia Boccardo, Keenan Wynn, Philippe Leroy, Franco Fabrizi, Nello Pazzafini, Mimmo Palmara, Alberto Dell'Acqua, Carla Mancini, Giorgio Trestini. Nothing better than an old bandit to protect the transport of two chests of gold intended for Confederate General Briscott. The task was given to Billy Bronson and his son Jessy called Jerusalem, who must cope with a large group of eager "pretenders": Indians, false priests and real Mexican thieves. All those who have been hired by a person above suspicion. Till recently this CD project was part of the list of "impossible projects", because the master tapes had been lost for some time. Luca himself had recommended this project, as the brilliant main theme in the vocal version was a real "brother" of the internationally-known song of "Trinity" composed two years before by M° Micalizzi and also performed by the same singer Annibale. This CD was made possible ONLY with Maestro Franco Micalizzi's help who for forty years has kept in his private archives the stereo master tapes of the original session through which we could issue every note recorded at the time (about 30:19). We are very happy that this rare OST will finally see the light of day for all fans of the genre. "When Spring Is in the Air", the main theme, is a romantic and adventurous pop style ballad performed by male voice and choir and introduced in the Main Titles (Tr.1) which the composer reprises with considerable instrumental variations (Tr.3, Tr.5, Tr.7, Tr.9, Tr.11), alternating it with saloon tunes (Tr.4, Tr.8), Latin American folk music (Tr.6), mysterious and epic for the scenes with the Indians (Tr.10), and a march of military flavor, partly heroic and partly funny (Tr.2, Tr.12).